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27 Jun 2017 description


Ministry of Health officials have announced that a state-of-the-art wellness centre will be constructed in Micoud.

The announcement was made at a recent meeting held to update residents on planned developments within the community. The meeting also served to provide feedback to government officials on the community’s health service challenges and needs, in order to inform the design and discuss appropriate sites for the development of the facility.

31 May 2017 description
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Executive Summary

The Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre has produced first flagship science report "Science for disaster risk management 2017: knowing better and losing less".

This report is the result of the multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary networking process and represents the combined effort of more than two hundred, mostly European, experts. It will support the integration of science into informed decision making through synthesizing and translating evidence for disaster risk management and strengthening the science-policy and science-operation interface.

03 Apr 2017 description
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Technical report

This brief aims to help decision-makers across sectors in Myanmar incorporate climate change risks into planning and investment decisions by summarising key messages from a detailed technical analysis of climate change in Myanmar that is released alongside this report.

31 Mar 2017 description

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration 3 Nock-Ten (Nina) (PAGASA), the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains, flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction to crops and properties. On average, the country is frequented by 20 tropical cyclones annually, almost half of which made landfall.

15 Feb 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DINEO continued moving west south-west over the Mozambique Channel towards southern Mozambique, strengthening. On 15 February at 00.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 260 km north-east of Inhambane city (Inhambane province) and had max. sustained wind speed of 111 km/h (Tropical Storm). It is expected to make landfall close to Massinga city (Massinga district, Inhambane province), on 15 February afternoon (UTC) possibly as a Tropical Cyclone (equivalent to a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale).

27 Jan 2017 description

Antsirabe, le 27 janvier 2017 : Afin de réduire la vulnérabilité des populations face aux effets néfastes et pervers du changement climatique et des phénomènes météorologiques, le PNUD a procédé au lancement à Antsirabe du projet « Amélioration des capacités d’adaptation et de résilience face au changement climatique dans les communautés rurales à Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy et Atsimo Andrefana ».

27 Jan 2017 description

Launch of the project “Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana"

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

258.7 million population (2016 projection) 49.8% Female 50.2% Male

148 million Number of people living in areas prone to a natural disaster

US$3,346 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

28.5 million population (2015 ) 51% Female 49% Male

25.2% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010)

23% of all disasters in Nepal are landslides (between 1970 and 2015)

US$732 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

51.5 million population (2014 ) 51.1% Female 48.9% Male

Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2017

$150M requested, targeting 525,000 people

65 operational presence: number of partners

US$1,161 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


24 Jan 2017 description
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Joint government and WFP programme helps ultra-poor cope better with effects of climate change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

09 Dec 2016 description

PDC is closely monitoring Tropical Cyclone Vardah as it moves toward India. According to the JTWC on 09DEC16 2100UTC, Vardah was located approximately 619NM S of Calcutta, India. The latest warning reports max sustained winds of 50 KT, gusts reaching 65 KT.

07 Dec 2016 description

Lindsey Jones, Blane Harvey and Rachel Godfrey-Wood

This report examines the evolving role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the production, communication and uptake of climate information.

In particular, we focus on NGOs’ roles as knowledge brokers and intermediaries and how these contribute to the overall effectiveness of the climate services value chain in developing countries.

Key messages

18 Nov 2016 description

1 Background and Introduction

In March 2015, the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was held in Sendai, Japan.
In it, the United Nations Member States agreed and adopted the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This framework is the main guiding instrument for Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in the countries and has a renewed sense of urgency within the scope of sustainable development and the eradication of poverty.

29 Oct 2016 description

De acuerdo al último relevamiento disminuyó a 14 el número de personas desplazadas en todo el país: 8 en Canelones y 6 en Maldonado. Permanecen 12.700 clientes sin suministro de energía, de los 37.800 inicialmente afectados. Los CDE de cada departamento continúan coordinando acciones para mitigar las afectaciones generadas por los eventos ocurridos durante la vigencia de la advertencia naranja por vientos muy fuertes.

28 Oct 2016 description

El Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología (INUMET) emitió una advertencia de nivel naranja por vientos muy fuertes para los departamentos de Treinta y Tres, Lavalleja, Florida, Montevideo, Canelones, San José, Maldonado y Rocha, que rige desde las 20 hs del miércoles 26 de octubre y será actualizada a las 18 hs de 27 de octubre. El Sistema Nacional de Emergencias difundió recomendaciones para enfrentar este evento metereológico.

28 Sep 2016 description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) respond to environmental emergencies through the Joint UNEP/OCHA Environment Unit (JEU). JEU combines UNEP's environmental expertise with the OCHA-coordinated humanitarian network. This helps to ensure an integrated approach by coordinating international efforts and mobilizing partners.

24 Jun 2016 description
  • Severe weather, including heavy rain, hail and a tornado, affected the province of Jiangsu on 23 June causing widespread damage and casualties.
  • Local media report at least 98 people dead, at least 800 injured and hundreds of homes damaged across the province, as of 24 June early morning (UTC). Over the past weeks heavy rain has been affecting several provinces of the country, including the province of Jiangsu, causing deaths and damage.
20 May 2016 description


• TC ROANU formed over the south-western Bay of Bengal, near the south-eastern coasts of India, on 18 May. It then started moving in parallel with the coast of eastern India. On 20 May at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located approx. 120 km south of Ganjam district (Odisha state, India) and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h.